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Monfort Bat Sanctuary

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Address: Monfort Conservation Park, Mindanao, Philippines
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Interesting but a bit expensive for the experience

Yes, it is interesting how you can see millions of bats inside the cave or sink holes, but for a short tour costing 100 per person, i think its too much. Just be careful on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Calamba, Laguna, Philippines
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Calamba, Laguna, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Yes, it is interesting how you can see millions of bats inside the cave or sink holes, but for a short tour costing 100 per person, i think its too much. Just be careful on touching the railings around the sink holes or you may just have a touch of the bat poop. As for our visit, we did not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We did not really expect to be drawn in by a bat sanctuary of all places. Our tour guide, Anna, was very informed and enthusiastic. She made the bats sound so fascinating that we came back for a moonrise viewing. At twilight, the bats rise out of the caves in a tornado fomation before heading out. It's amazing to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

one girl gave us a tour . there are 4 openings and millions of bats live in those caves... you will learn a lot from this mammals and if your lucky you can also see snakes down the cave from the opening. you only have to pay 100. very near from paradise island. you can take habal-habal..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Monfort Bat Cave Sanctuary is a private property owned by Monfort Family. The entrance fee increased from 40Php to 100Php as they want to develop the place for tourist attraction purposes. 100Php is too much for viewing it but if you want to see it for yourself go waste 100Php. Anyway, it is the largest bat colony in the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

What you see on the pictures in the internet is the same as what you'll see when you get there. Nothing more. Entrance is P100.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

First of all, you have to consider if you'd like to make a special trip down. It will cost you maybe 50php per person on a habal-habal, and another 100php per person to enter. In itself it is rather cheap. But if you consider how long you'll be there (we were in and out in about 20 minutes), and the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Pay to enter parking lot, pay again to enter and see the overrated, small, smelly underground caves with lots of bats. Facilities are aweful. Too pricy. Place is meh.. Basically overrated. Not recommended.

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The bats that inhabit the caves in Monfort Conservation Park was said to have numbered to millions breaking the Guinness World Records. The bat sanctuary is a privately-owned property with natural caves conducive for survival and shelter of bats. Here they formed colonies of more than million individuals There are openings on top of the caves where visitors can watch... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We got there at 4.30 which was good as we saw the caves in the light then stayed until it got dark at 6pm. Once it gets dark the bats take off swirling around in a mass throng of movement and noise. The set up at the sanctuary is good with the cave entry holes fenced off and secured and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If you have binoculars or a DSLR with a long lens you will get the optimum benefit of this place. You will need proper tools to see what those bats really look like and be able to take some worthwhile pictures of them home. For safety reason tourists can only look around the various openings around the cave and at... More 

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